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1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
Jul 14 all-day
1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane
Detroiters caught their first glimpse of an airplane on July 14, 1910, seven years after Orville Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Arch Hoxsey soared and swooped over the State Fairgrounds in his biplane, prompting … Continue reading "1910 : Detroiters Catch Their First Glimpse of An Airplane"
1913 : President Gerald Ford Born
1913 : President Gerald Ford Born
Jul 14 all-day
Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President … Continue reading "1913 : President Gerald Ford Born"
1968: Bars Can Resume Serving Liquor on Sundays
1968: Bars Can Resume Serving Liquor on Sundays
Jul 14 all-day
On July 14, 1968, for the first time in more than 50 years, bars were able to legally serve liquor on Sunday. Source: Mich-Again’s Day.
1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death
1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death
Jul 14 all-day
On July 14, 1975, with little fanfare, Gov. William G. Millikin signed a law that stipulated that death has occurred in Michigan when no brain waves show on encephalgraphs taken twice within a 24-hour period. … Continue reading "1975 : Gov. William Millken Signs Bill Defining Death"
1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
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1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
On July 14, 1975, Time magazine published an article on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson being convicted of perjury over his testimony to a grand jury on a case in which he was accused … Continue reading "1975 : Time Publishes Expose on Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Swainson"
1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
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1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention
July 14-17, 1980   Detroit put on a grand old party when it hosted the Republican National Convention 30 years ago this month. From July 14 until July 17, 1980, Joe Louis Arena was packed … Continue reading "1980 : Detroit Hosts Republican National Convention"
2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum
2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum
Jul 14 all-day
On what would have been President Ford’s 105th birthday , a statue of First Lady Betty Ford is unveiled at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, July 14, 2018. … Continue reading "2018 : Statue of Betty Ford Dedicated at Gerald Ford Museum"
President Gerald Ford Day
President Gerald Ford Day
Jul 14 all-day
In honor of the only President from Michigan, the Michigan Legislature passed the following legislation (MCL 435.302): ec. 2.  (1) The legislature recognizes the exceptional contributions to American life, history, and leadership made by Gerald R. … Continue reading "President Gerald Ford Day"
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